Sign, Memorial

Production date
Circa 1909
A heavy totara cross beam from a memorial cross that was erected to mark Māori graves at No.3 Redoubt, Huirangi. " HE TOHU WHAKAMAHARATANGA MO NGA IWI / NEI MO NGATI-HAUA, NGATI RAUKAWA, NGATI MANIAPOTO, / NGATI-MAHUTA, ME NGATI-AWA / I HINGA I KONEI I TE 23 HANUERE 1861 " is engraved on the front of the cross beam. The beam has been painted grey and has remnants of red paint near the centre. A niche is carved in the centre of the reverse where the cross beam would be attached to the vertical beam.
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Production date
Circa 1909
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This cross beam was part of the memorial cross erected to mark Māori graves at No.3 Redoubt, Huirangi. The cross was one of a series of three which are thought to have been erected in 1909. The crosses were replaced by concrete versions in 1941.
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